Celtic Champions League - 28 September 2017

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Brendan Rodgers branded Celtic's stunning 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht in Brussels 'outstanding'.

The Belgians have been in a bit of turmoil recently and have recently sacked their manager, however the Bhoys' less than stellar away record on their travels in Europe meant that a positive result was by no means a foregone conclusion.

Ntcham, 21, impressed the Hoops supporters on Twitter for the role he played in Leigh Griffiths' goal in the first half when he fed in Kieran Tierney to put a stunning cross in for the Scottish forward.

After Griffiths opened the scoring, Kara Mbodji inadvertently deflected Roberts' shot in five minutes after half-time before Scott Sinclair crashed in the third goal.

Rodgers thus far refuses to contemplate or discuss back-to-back meetings with Bayern Munich, which should determine whether Celtic are Europa League participants after Christmas or have designs on the Champions League last 16.

"It is a huge jump in level into the Champions League, but I think it is pretty clear to see how the players are developing and improving".

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"We will try to play the game we play at home when we are away from home", said Rodgers, in hope of a favourable conversion rate in this particular Eurozone.

"Even after the game against Rangers on Saturday we reflected on it and looked at things we could have done better".

Anderlecht's torrid night continued with more poor defending, this time allowing Scott Sinclair to drive into the box and place a finish into the roof of the net for a 3-0 victory. What can be said with confidence is that the manner of the win in Belgium has instilled fresh belief into a squad which remains relatively inexperienced in Champions League terms.

"Naturally it takes experience, it takes time, and, takes that belief".

"As a team then we were very, very good defensively".

After being overpowered by the Parisians in the opening game, and back-to-back fixtures against Bayern Munich to come, Celtic's trip to Brussels has become a must-win game.